1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 302
Wife loves it, and she is a critic. Says all
Transmission at 250,000 miles.
Power steering pump at 400,000 miles.
AC/pump at 225,000 miles.
Radiator at approx. 180,000 miles.
Normal wear and tear items like brakes, tires, hoses, etc.
Replaced throttle plastic thing with a brass one. Cost 75 cents, saved $1200 in tranny repairs.
Best car I have ever owned. Bought new, I intend to keep till I croak. I'm 72. I will begin showing in our local car shows next year along with my 67 Mustang. This car is in showroom condition, and in my opinion the most beautiful machine built to date by Ford.
I recently drove it 650 miles to SF and back. So far the engine has been very reliable, but at 500K miles I will be replacing the engine and transmission. No use pushing my luck.
I also have a 2010 GT Mustang with approx. 580 Supercharged HP. This is to let you know something about me and cars. If it doesn't kill me, I intend to keep it forever also.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 31st August, 2011
"If it doesn't kill me, I intend to keep it forever also."
Looks like either way, you will keep it until you die!
Please stay around! These cars seem to be your fountain of youth.
My grandparents had an '89 Town Car that they bought in 1993. They traded it in 2000 for a '99 Town Car. I think the '89 was a far superior car. They just don't make them like that any more.
The '80s Lincolns were cool, but they were oddly proportioned compared to the 1970s ones. It was like a little kid trying on its parents clothes. Honestly, the no-compromises luxury Lincolns ended with the 1979 Continental.